Why do my OpenVPN clients all get the same IP

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If the same certificate has been used for all of the clients (which is not recommended!) then all of them may be assigned the same IP address when they connect.

To work around this, duplicate connections must be allowed using one of the following methods:

  • Check Duplicate Connections on the OpenVPN server configuration.

-or-

  • Add the following line to the custom options on the server:
duplicate-cn